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Portland, Oregon dumps Walmart bonds

"A city's investments should reflect the values of its taxpayers, and Walmart is consistently out of step with Portland values."

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Missouri Republicans fail to achieve much of their agenda

"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."

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W.Va. NAACP calls for federal probe of police killing

The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?

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Thousands rally at N.C. Moral Monday vowing "silence never again."

To kick off the second year of "Moral Mondays," they demonstrated in open defiance of rules Republicans enacted last week to restrict protests in the legislative building.

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Strategy working for same-sex marriage supporters

Supporters routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies to spread their message.

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Ohio students, faculty, parents: Reinvest in higher education

"Ohioans deserve responsible budgeting that will provide more support for higher education and reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for our students."

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Baraka wins Newark mayoralty with united labor support

A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.

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Obama urges Congress to act on job-creating infrastructure bill

President Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.

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Communists to convene in Chicago

The party's 30th national convention will be held June 12-15 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. "Politically, we are ready. It's going to be a great affair."

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N. Calif. CPUSA convention debates environment, racism, 2014 elections

"We must walk the walk with the people in the struggles for economic and democratic reforms. Every victory does make a difference in people's lives."

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